Here you can see how I placed it after transforming it.


Hide all the parts of ‘waterfall 2 again’ layer using layer mask but keep the selected parts (see the image below) of ‘waterfall 2 again’ layer to blend it with waterfall 2 layer.


Here are the results after masking. As you can see we’ve very decent blending for all the stock images.


Step 11

Now let’s add sky to the scene. Select the mountain 2 layer and add a layer mask to it. Hide the selected part of mountain 2 layer using soft round black brush.


As I said earlier in this tutorial that I’ll give you a quick tip to blend mountains image with another image without getting any hard edges. The trick you’ve already learned in this tutorial (when masking mountain 1 layer) but did you notice that I’ve also hided the edges of mountain 2 layer using very low opacity for brush about 10% to 20%. So I can the blend the mountain 2 image with sky without getting any hard edges otherwise edges of mountain will look sharp and everyone don’t want that. Same thing I’ve done with mountain 1 layer. If you are not good in masking then you can also use the Blur tool to soften the edges. With this technique you can blend any mountain image with another image or with sky image like I am doing it.


Step 12

We’ve masked the sky parts of mountain 2 layer and now let’s add the sky image to the main document. Add the sky image under the mountain layer and let’s see we are getting any hard edges of mountains.


As you can see that the edges of both mountains properly blended with sky image using simple quick tip.

Let’s take a look at my layer panel so you can see how my layer panel is arranged with all the layers.


Step 13

We’ve our basic ambient ready and it’s time for coloring using adjustment layers. Let’s start with the bottom layer sky. Add a Curves adjustment layer (Layer > New Adjustments Layer> Curves) to the sky.


Here are the results with added cyan, green and blue tones.


Step 14

Make a Color Balance adjustment layer to sky and only change the midtones values. Here are the setting.

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22 responses to “Create This Surreal Scene of Waterfall Mountains with Adobe Photoshop”

  1.  Avatar

    Thank you

  2. Morris Avatar

    Be a lot easier a Video Tut was made.

  3. mukulmamun Avatar

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I’ve been looking for a reliable one for quite a while and yours was extremely helpful!

  4. Julian Avatar

    This is garbage. What is”hided” in step 5. I mean come on.

  5.  Avatar

    I’m sorry that some of the material links in this tutorial have failed.

  6. Aloysius Avatar

    The link to the sky image is no longer valid but you can still access the image by downloading the completed psd document posted by the author. That should allow you to complete the tutorial :)

  7. Srivardhan Avatar

    Thanks for the tutorial, but the link for the ‘sky’ image isn’t correct… Could you please check it?

  8. Shaun Avatar

    I have to agree with the Anonymous comment, While this had many good concepts. I spent 10-11 hours ( Not a Noob to PS CC) and due to you “resizing and mislabeling your layer names caused undue confusion made two separate attempts to complete this tutorial without success. I really appreciate your efforts to learn others learn and applaud your own ability to create, but perhaps more clear instructions than “move it to left a bit after resizing, See picture” since the guide photo made no sense. Neither did the order and naming of the layers in several steps. I spent more time trying to figure out the instructions. Just feedback. Not trying to toll you. Thanks

  9. debabrata Avatar

    sir there have no page after page no. 5

    1. Photoshop Tutorials Staff Avatar
      Photoshop Tutorials Staff

      Sorry link is fixed now

  10. Mads Klitgaard Avatar
    Mads Klitgaard

    Sky image is here

  11. Trevor Garratt Avatar
    Trevor Garratt

    You know what, I have a picture that this would work perfectly for. Thanks!

  12.  Avatar

    was the thing in step eight suppose to say waterfall 2 not mountain 2?

  13. Liya Avatar

    beautiful tutorial as always ;)

  14. Hoa Nguyen Avatar
    Hoa Nguyen


  15. Benjamin Avatar

    Wow, I like that you provide all of the files for us to learn with. that makes things so much easier. Once I am done with something like this, I know I can replicate it.

  16. Colin Avatar

    Nice one!

  17.  Avatar

    Honestly a bit hard to follow. I feel like the dimensions and scale of the mountain and waterfall photos don’t match up to what is pictured. I spent way too much time trying to match the photos the way they are in the tutorial. I had to stretch some of them, and move even the first one partly off the canvas, which is not mentioned. I got more experience with blending scenic stock photos that I’ll use in the future, but I’m giving up on this tutorial.

    1. shaun Avatar

      The point of a tutorial is not to copy exactly, but vaguely. You’re never going to fully replicate what you see. The idea is to experiment, mess around with it, until you’re satisfied. If you try to make your image an exact copy, you’re going to get very frustrated and it will take a lot longer too. I would suggest messing around with the sizes until you like what you have. Then continue from there.

  18. Muhammadjavohir Avatar

    The link to sky image is now showing the image directly. Could you give another link?

  19. Muhammad Rokonuzzaman Neo Avatar
    Muhammad Rokonuzzaman Neo

    Ur tutorials is so much easier to follow… keep up the good works…

  20. Сергей Avatar

    Спасибо за хорошие уроки:)

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